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AAFP Family Health and Medical Guide
User friendly resources for families from the American Academy of Family Physicians. Includes Self-Care Flowcharts, Healthy Living Guidelines, Kid's Health, Drug information and more.

Center for Human Caring Science
Jean Watson's Caring Theory Page at the University of Colorado. Caring science encompasses a humanitarian, human science orientation to human caring processes, phenomena, and experiences. Caring science includes arts and humanities as well as science. A caring science perspective is grounded in a relational ontology of being-in-relation, & a worldview of unity & connectedness of All.

Council on Family Health
Educating Consumers on the Safe and Proper Use of Medicine. A nonprofit organization established in 1966, is dedicated to educating consumers about the proper use of nonprescription and prescription medicines, dietary supplements, home safety and personal health.

Critical Theory of the Family
Entire book (out of print) by historian Mark Poster, Professor of History at University of California - Irvine. "People are intensely interested in finding out how the family is faring, how it has evolved from the past and what forms it may take in the future. Yet social science does not have an adequate definition of the family, or a coherent set of categories from which to analyze it, or a rigorous conceptual scheme to specify what is significant about it. The purpose of this book is to demonstrate the weaknesses of existing theories of the family in the fields of history, sociology and psychology and to offer at least the beginnings of a more adequate theory."

Domestic Violence Clearinghouse
The Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse hs been working to reduce domestic abuse - they offer resource materials, newsletters, literature reviews, papers, a storybook, databases, links, a forum and other publications.

Family Health and Safety
From The National Resource for Health and Safety Professionals & Advocates. The goal of Safe Ride News Publications is to help save lives and prevent injury to children in traffic. We do this primarily by developing accurate and up-to-date information on injury prevention for professionals, advocates, and parents.

Family Health International
FHI works to improve reproductive and family health around the world through biomedical and social science research, innovative health service delivery interventions, training and information programs. We work in partnership with universities, ministries of health and non-governmental organizations, conducting ongoing projects in the U.S. and more than 40 developing countries.

First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada
We value and promote the holistic knowledge and practices that support the sharing of national First Nations communities to love, respect and nurture First Nations children, young people, families, communities and nations.

Full Circle Family Health
Nurse Practitioner Deborah Margopoulos offers a variety of holistic approaches in promoting wellness and reversing the effects of aging to promote a healthy functioning senior population. Useful articles!

Future of Children
The primary purpose of The Future of Children is to promote effective policies and programs for children by providing policymakers, service providers, and the media with timely, objective information based on the best available research.

Harvard Family Health Guide
In conjunction with Simon & Schuster, Harvard Medical School is publishing a group of books for the public on wellness and illness. The first book, published in October 1999, is the Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide.

National Clearinghouse on Family Violence
Excellent resource from Health Canada - support, advocacy, many educational publications (many online), statistics, policies and resources.

Nursing Theory Page
This site is a collaborative effort by an international group. We are interested in developing a collection of resources about nursing theories throughout the world. The project began on 21 May 96 and will always be a work in progress. Includes all the traditional and contemporary nursing theories, all relate to the individual and the family in care.

Public Health Facts for Families with Children & Adolescents
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry developed Facts for Families(87 in all) to provide concise and up-to-date information on issues that affect children, teenagers, and their families. The AACAP provides this important information as a public service and the Facts for Families may be duplicated and distributed free of charge as long as the AACAP is properly credited and no profit is gained from their use.

Putting Family First
A group of citizens building a community where family life is an honored and celebrated priority The democratic theory underlying this work is that the families can only be a seedbed for current and future citizens if they achieve a balance between internal bonds and external activities. This balance has become gravely out of whack for many families of all social classes, and retrieving family life requires a public, grass roots movement generated and sustained by families themselves.

Structural Models of Family Social Health Theory
In this study we have used data from Indonesia and Nigeria to develop an exploratory empirical model of family-level characteristics that determine child welfare and development. Through this model we hope to improve our understanding of the ways in which family resources influence family management, beliefs, and caring behaviours, including emotional climate and child-care quality within the home, and through which family management, beliefs, and caring behaviours influence the development of the children. Because child development is measured multidimensionally, this model integrates several family components that potentially influence each dimension of child development.

Nursing Informatics Integration for the BSN in Nursing Program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Design & Content by June Kaminski, RN MSN PhD(c) - 1999 - 2008
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